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Tinospora Crispa L Benefits For Facial Treatments And Rheumatism

The Indonesian people have known the Tinospora Crispa benefits for the facial treatments and other diseases. They named Tinospora Crispa L. Miers ex Hoff.f, and its belongs to the Menispermaceae family. It's generally grows wild in the forest or planted in the yard, and has known as one of the traditional medicinal plants.

Tinospora Crispa L Benefits

Traditionally, the benefits to treating acne and other diseases have long been use by our parents. Among them are the stew use as rheumatic herbs, diabetes, lowering fever and as a skin remedy. This plant has alkaloid compounds are columbine, pichroretosid glucoside, pichroretin, palatine, pichrotoksin.

The herb generally grows in hot places, clumps climbing, stem height reaches 2.5 meters. The size of a small rod, meeting and bitter taste like the betel leaves benefits. Character of single and stemmed leaves, shaped like hearts with a pointed tip. The leaf length between 7 to 12 cm, and the leaf width between 5 to 10 cm. The flower trait is small and light green.

Stems can offer peace of mind to deal with awareness or psychosis. In Asia, the Tinospora Crispa L benefits for facial care and generally used as a fever remedy. People in the Philippines use it to treat insanity and its benefits like quinine. Balinese use stem crops for stomach ache, fever and jaundice, rubbing medicine for rheumatism. In Java, it used to treat fever, wounds, and itching.

Tinospora Crispa Benefits

The herb is very powerful to treat rheumatic arthritis, rheumatic joints, common fever and yellow fever, to treat diabetes and malaria. The benefits for antipyretic, tonic, antiperiodic, diuretics, and anti diabetic. Here are the recipes for facial skin care and other diseases:

To treat fever, use the following recipe:
  1. Take 3 grams of leaves, and 6 grams of Blumea balsamifera leaves, 4 grams of cat's whiskers, 4 grams of the Alpinia galanga rhizome.
  2. Combine all the herbs into 100 ml water and boil until it becomes 100 ml.
  3. Drink this herbs 50 ml per day.

To treat rheumatism, use the following recipe:
  1. Take 2 grams of it stems, and 7 grams of Kaempferia galanga rhizome, 2 grams of celery, 5 grams of young leaves Anacardium occidental.
  2. Put it all into 300 ml water and boil it up to 100 ml.
  3. This herbs taken once a day as much as 100 ml.

Recipe for facial treatment and to treat itching on the skin:
  1. Take a handful of the stems.
  2. Adding 2 liters of water and boil for 15 minutes.
  3. Use boiling water to soak the itchy part. For facial and acne treatments, wash your face with boiled water before bed.

Recipe for treating diabetes:
  1. Take the Tinospora Crispa L stems, Andrographis paniculata leaves, and cat whiskers leaves.
  2. All herbs ratio is 1:1 for a glass of water.
  3. Drink this water 2 times a day on regular basis.

Tinospora Crispa benefits for the facial generally used by boiled and drunk, and applied to the skin to treat eczema and acne, bruises and wounds. The bitter taste used to wean the nursing infant, which commonly used by our parents. Please note the side effects to loss of appetite, disturbing blood sugar levels, and is not recommended for pregnant women.


  • Indonesian Medicinal Plants [Tanaman-Tanaman Obat Indonesia], by Dharma, A.P., 1987.
  • Atlas Tumbuhan Obat Indonesia, by Dalimartha & Setiawan, 2008.
  • Tinospora Crispa L. Miers ex Hoff.f, image courtesy of Wikimedia commons.

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